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Recycle Like A Royal

By Ashley Hume
Posted On Feb 22, 2016
Recycle Like A Royal

Kate Middleton proved she’s the people’s princess once again, hitting the streets in a casual staple beloved by women everywhere: leggings. The informal look was the result of a midday change after the Duchess of Cambridge appeared the picture of upscale elegance in white Reiss top and a black and white Dolce & Gabbana skirt at a morning event for the Huffington Post UK.

Switching up her style and combining basics with luxury pieces are trademark Kate fashion moves and part of the reason that women find her style so accessible. The Duchess may be a global trendsetter who only has to wear an item once to have it sell out overnight but once isn’t enough for Kate, who is known for frequently recycling her favorite looks. The royal has proved she’s a thrifty fashionista who relies on key staples while mixing it up with trendy pieces and accessories.

If you want to take a page out of Kate’s style book, here are a few tricks to get you and your wardrobe started.

  • Invest in a few classic pieces. Some of the Duchess’s favorites include statement coats, tailored sheath dresses, traditional pumps and fitted blazers. When it comes to everyday wear, a savvy shopper like Kate knows that spending money on quality denim goes a long way. She’s donned her favorite J Brand skinny jeans over and over again.
  • Change up your recycled outfits with different accessories. A former buyer for UK brand Jigsaw, Kate is an accessories expert. She frequently adds jewelry, scarves and hats to freshen up already-worn looks.
  • Mix high-end and low-end items. The Duchess is no snob when it comes to fashion and she loves a bargain. Purchases from Zara and Topshop frequently make their way into her ensembles, often blended with more couture articles.

Follow Kate’s fashion philosophy and get the most mileage out of your clothing. Your wardrobe and your wallet will appreciate it!